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Donald L. Fischer, age 63, went into the arms of The Lord with his wife and son by his side, Tuesday, February 18, 2014. He was born on February 19, 1950 and was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas. Don graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. He graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 1972. Don was a former member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band and President of the San Antonio A&M Club and the Area Rep for the Association of Former Students. Don faithfully served his country for 25 years in the U. S. Navy Reserve and was a sales representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for 32 years and was respected by the medical community. Don loved The Lord, family and friends, was loved by all, and will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin D. Fischer, Jr. and Margie Glaspie Fischer; Don is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathi Altwein Fischer; son, Barrett Fischer and wife, Jennifer; granddaughter, Braelynn Grace Fischer; mother Marie Fajkus; sister, Patricia Griste (Charles); brothers, Bob Fajkus (Lynda) and Larry Fajkus and a number of nieces, nephews, close family and friends. We gratefully acknowledge and thank the bone marrow unit and the oncology unit at the Main Methodist Hospital, 8th and 10th floor. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

FEBRUARY 20, 2014
1:00 PM

Interment to follow in San Jose Burial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the San Antonio A&M Club, 6205 West Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78213, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1218 Arion Pkwy #102, San Antonio, Texas 78216, or a charity of your choice.

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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Feb. 19, 2014.
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March 9, 2014
Kathi and Barrett. Anne and I continue to hold you in our hearts. I know you miss Don so much. He was a wonderful friend and a great Aggie. Hope to see you when we are in San Antonio again
Shannon Mills
March 2, 2014
My deepest sympathies Kathi, I am so sorry for your loss. Kathryn Klein Bryant
February 23, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I will always remember Don as a kind and gentle spirit, who always brightened my day with his smile on my walks on Cadillac Drive.
Eileen Pester
February 23, 2014
Unfortunately, due to the busy schedules we all place on our lives we never spend enough time with our truly dear friends. As a fellow tenor sax player in the Aggie Band, Don has always been a true friend to me. Elizabeth and I greatly enjoyed all the times we were together with Kathi and Don. We will miss him dearly. May God bless you Kathi during this time of sorrow.
Steve & Elizabeth Sullivan
February 21, 2014
Ms. Fischer,
We are saddened to hear of Don's passing. I was in the Aggie Band with him. A very nice upperclassman and always a gentleman.
Joe Adams
February 20, 2014
Love you Barrett and Jennifer Fischer.
David & Amy Moss
February 20, 2014
Kathi, Barrett and family
May Gods grace cover you and may His arms envelope you and comfort you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Jeanette Rubenstein
February 20, 2014
May God watch over you as Don goes to be with our Lord with a perfect body free of pain.
kathy ensley
February 20, 2014
Dear Kathi,
We were so sorry to hear about Don. May the love and the memories you two shared engulf you now with a peace and strength to help temper the grief of your loss. May his memory be eternal.
Kevin and Vicky Dolan
February 20, 2014
We will miss your happy and friendly face!
Glenn & Inge Altwein
February 20, 2014
Kathi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was our privilege to have and know Don in the Aggie Band.
Spence Hilburn '72
February 20, 2014
Wow, what a great man. He was loved by all on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Methodist. The inpatient and outpatient nurses all wanted to take care of Don. We will miss you and Kathy at Methodist. I had the honor of being with him his last few days. May you now rest in God's heavenly arms. And Gig'em aggies up there. Save Jeff and I a front row seat at the Aggie football games. OXOXOXO
Jeff and Jackie Kemp
February 19, 2014
Don was a mentor and always a joy to be around. Many Aggie Band memories, all good ones. We will meet again.
Gary Hill
February 19, 2014
I'm so sorry. Hugs to you.
Karen Carr
February 19, 2014
We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you now and always.
Charles and Julie Plunkett
February 19, 2014
To the Fischer family: Don and his cohort Jim Lamm were both special to me -Robert E. Lee HS and then Texas A&M where they took me among others under their wings. I did not even know Don was sick, and wish someone would have told me. He is now gone to God's drill field and is standing with Jim, they both are standing next to Col Adams. As we find out, we all say "here" to the melodic tones of bugles in their honor.
Stew Rayfield A&MC '75
February 19, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time. May God give you the strength each day. I pray that God will comfort your family and give you peace. I'm so sorry for your loss. Melissa Howard
Melissa Howard
February 19, 2014
Don Fischer '72 was a person I always looked forward to seeing, when the Texas Aggie Band marched in the Battle of flowers parade. What a true gentlemen, and fine Texas Aggie Bandsman. His friendly personality and love for people is a lasting memory and great example...a final salute from Lt.Col. Jay O. Brewer '81 and the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band
February 19, 2014
God blessed us so long ago that day at SAC. I met you and later, Don. I'm sure you will be reflecting on the past years with Don. I hope the memories bring you laughter and tears of joy. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you! Nanci
February 19, 2014
Thank you and don for everything you have done for my family and heart and prayers goes out to you and barret and your family.May God light your way, give you strength through these tough times.don and you are my favorite patients at Dr Ecks.if there's anything you ever need you know where to find me :-) again sorry for your loss and god bless you and your family.
Gamaliel Olguin
February 19, 2014
Thinking about you today Barrett and Kathy. The Fischer family will always be a part of the Churchill Estates family.
Sue Black
February 19, 2014
our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Don was a great man and always made my day better when we talked
steve hamman & linda bouchard
February 19, 2014
To the brother I never had. I will miss you and love you always!
Claude Summers
February 19, 2014
Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you at this time at the loss of a wonderful friend so caring and loved by all. Cathi, I know God will continue to shine his light on you and care for you at your time of need. Blessings and prayers, Charlie and Patty Kiedaisch
Charlie & Patty Kiedaisch
February 19, 2014
My heart goes out to you all. Blessed are those who mourn....may God comfort you now and always.
Leslie Vincent Simich
February 18, 2014
My thoughts & prayers have, & will continue to be with you, Kathi, your son, & the rest of your family during this difficult time. Love to you, my sweet friend.
Sherry Shrum
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